January 1 – New ITV franchises, Central, TVS and TSW, are launched.
January 7 – The Commodore 64 8-bit home computer is launched by Commodore International in Las Vegas (released in August); it becomes the all-time best-selling single personal computer model.
January 8 – AT&T Corporation agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 subdivisions.
January 11 – Mark Thatcher, son of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, disappears in the Sahara during the Dakar Rally; he is rescued January 14.
January 11 – January 17 – A brutal cold snap sends temperatures to all-time record lows in dozens of cities throughout the Midwestern United States.
January 13 – Shortly after takeoff, Air Florida Flight 90 crashes into Washington, D.C.'s 14th Street Bridge and falls into the Potomac River, killing 78. On the same day, a Washington Metro train derails to the north, killing 3 (the system's first fatal accident).
January 17 – Cold Sunday sweeps over the northern United States.
January 18 – 1982 Thunderbirds Indian Springs Diamond Crash: Four Northrop T-38 aircraft of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Squadron crash at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field, Nevada, killing all 4 pilots.
Mauno Koivisto is elected President of Finland.
Unemployment in the United Kingdom increases by 129,918 to 3,070,621, a post-war record number.
January 27 – The Garret FitzGerald government of the Republic of Ireland is defeated 82–81 on its budget; the 22nd Dáil Éireann is dissolved.
January 28 – United States Army Brigadier General James L. Dozier is rescued by the Italian anti-terrorism Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (NOCS) force after being held captive for 42 days by the Red Brigades.
January 30 – The first computer virus, the Elk Cloner, written by 15-year old Rich Skrenta, is found. It infects Apple II computers via floppy disk.
February 1 – Senegal and Gambia form a loose Senegambia Confederation.
February 2 – The Hama massacre begins in Syria.
February 3 – Syrian president Hafez al-Assad orders the army to purge the city of Harran of the Muslim Brotherhood.
February 5 – London-based Laker Airways collapses, leaving 6,000 stranded passengers and debts of $270 million.
February 7 – Iraqi club Al-Shorta win the 1982 Arab Club Champions Cup with a 4–2 aggregate win over Al-Nejmeh in the final.
February 9 – Japan Airlines Flight 350 crashes in Tokyo Bay due to thrust reversal on approach to Tokyo International Airport, killing 24 among the 174 people on board.
February 15 – The oil platform Ocean Ranger sinks during a storm off the coast of Newfoundland, killing all 84 rig workers aboard.
February 18 – The Republic of Ireland general election gives a boost to Fianna Fáil.
February 19 – The DeLorean Motor Company Car Factory in Belfast is put into receivership.
February 24 – In South Africa, 22 National Party MPs led by Andries Treurnicht vote for no confidence in P. W. Botha.
February 25 – The European Court of Human Rights rules that teachers who cane, belt or tase children against the wishes of their parents are in breach of the Human Rights Convention.
February 27 – Atlanta murders of 1979–81: Wayne Williams is convicted of murdering 2 adult men and is sentenced to two consecutive life terms.
February 28 – Adobe Systems was founded.
March 3 – Elizabeth II opens the Barbican Centre in London.
March 9 – Charles Haughey becomes Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
The United States places an embargo on Libyan oil imports, alleging Libyan support for terrorist groups.
Syzygy: All 8 planets align on the same side of the Sun (see also The Jupiter Effect).
March 16 – In Newport, Rhode Island, Claus von Bülow is found guilty of the attempted murder of his wife.
An Argentine scrap metal dealer raises the Argentine flag in South Georgia.
Mary Whitehouse's private prosecution of The Romans in Britain collapses.
March 26 – A ground-breaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C.
Royal Assent is given to the Canada Act 1982, setting the stage for the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution on April 17.
The 54th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Chariots of Fire wins Best Picture and 3 other Academy Awards.
April 2 – The Falklands War begins: Argentina invades and occupies the Falkland Islands.
April 4 – Mexico's children's festival "Juguemos a Cantar" takes place and ends its first run on May 2 .
April 6 – A blizzard unprecedented in size for April dumps 1–2 feet of snow on the northeastern United States, closing schools and businesses, snarling traffic, and canceling several major league baseball games.
April 17 – By Proclamation of the Queen of Canada on Parliament Hill, Canada patriates its constitution, gaining full political independence from the United Kingdom; included is the country's first entrenched bill of rights.
April 23 – Dennis Wardlow, mayor of Key West, Florida, declares the independent "Conch Republic" for a day.
April 24 – German singer Nicole wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1982 for Germany, with the song "Ein Bisschen Frieden".
April 25 – Israel completes its withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula in accordance with the Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty of 1979.
April 26 – Falklands War: British troops retake South Georgia during Operation Paraquet.
April 30 – The Bijon Setu massacre takes place in India.
May 1 – A crowd of over 100,000 attends the first day of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee, which is kicked off with an address by President Ronald Reagan. Over 11 million people attend during its 6-month run.
Falklands War: The nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sinks the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano, killing 323 sailors. Operation Algeciras, an attempt to destroy a Royal Navy warship in Gibraltar, fails.
The Weather Channel airs on cable television for the first time.
May 4 – Falklands War: HMS Sheffield is hit by an Exocet missile, and burns out of control; 20 sailors are killed. The ship sinks on May 10.
May 5 – A Unabomber bomb explodes in the computer science department at Vanderbilt University; secretary Janet Smith is injured.
May 8 – French-Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve is killed during qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Spanish priest Juan María Fernández y Krohn tries to stab Pope John Paul II with a bayonet during the latter's pilgrimage to the shrine at Fátima.
Braniff International Airways is declared bankrupt and ceases all flights.
May 16 – The New York Islanders sweep the Vancouver Canucks in 4 games to win the 1982 Stanley Cup Final.
May 18 – Falklands War: The British Special Air Service launches an operation to destroy three Argentinean Exocet missiles and five Super Étendard fighter-bombers in mainland Argentina. It fails when the Argentineans discover about the plot.
May 21 – Falklands War: British landings spark the Battle of San Carlos.
Falklands War: HMS Ardent is sunk by Argentine aircraft, killing 22 sailors.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is established.
May 23 – Falklands War: HMS Antelope is lost.
Iranian troops retake Khorramshahr.
KGB head Yuri Andropov is appointed to the Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
May 25 – British ships HMS Coventry and SS Atlantic Conveyor are sunk during the Falklands War; Coventry by two A-4C Skyhawks and the latter sunk by an Exocet.
Aston Villa wins the European Cup, beating Bayern Munich 1–0 after a 69-minute goal by Peter Withe in Rotterdam.
Kielder Water, an artificial lake in Northumberland, is opened.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. wins the FA Cup, beating Queens Park Rangers 1–0 in a replay.
Conservative candidate Tim Smith holds the seat of Beaconsfield in a by-election. The Labour Party candidate is future Prime Minister Tony Blair.
May 28 – Pope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom, the first by a reigning pope, begins.
May 28 – 29 – Falklands War: Battle of Goose Green: British forces defeat a larger Argentine force.
Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany's admission in 1955.
Indianapolis 500: In what Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian Donald Davidson and Speedway public address announcer Tom Carnegie later call the greatest moment in the track's history, 1973 winner Gordon Johncock wins his second race over 1979 winner Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds. Leading to the closest finish to this date, Mears drew alongside Johncock with a lap remaining, after erasing a seemingly insurmountable advantage of more than 11 seconds in the final 10 laps.
Hussain Muhammad Ershad seizes power in Bangladesh.
Cal Ripken, Jr. plays the first of what eventually becomes his record-breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive Major League Baseball games.
The 1982 Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their "Operation Peace for the Galilee," eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut.
The United Nations Security Council votes to demand that Israel withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
President Ronald Reagan becomes the first American chief executive to address a joint session of the British Parliament.
Falklands War: British ship RFA Sir Galahad is destroyed during the Bluff Cove Air Attacks
VASP Flight 168, a Boeing 727 passenger jet, crashes into forest Fortaleza, killing 137.
June 11 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is released in the United States, which would become the biggest box-office hit for the rest of the decade.
June 12 – The Nuclear Disarmament Rally, an event against nuclear weapon proliferation, draws 750,000 to New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt attend. An international convocation at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine features prominent peace activists from around the world and afterward participants march on Fifth Avenue to Central Park for the rally.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup begins in Spain.
Fahd becomes King of Saudi Arabia upon the death of his brother, Khalid.
June 14 – The Falklands War ends: Formal surrender of Argentine forces, and liberation of the Falkland Islanders.
June 18 – Argentine military dictator Leopoldo Galtieri resigns, in the wake of his country's defeat in the Falklands War.
June 19 – The body of "God's Banker", Roberto Calvi, chairman of Banco Ambrosiano, is found hanging beneath Blackfriars Bridge in London.
June 21 – Prince William is born at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London.
June 24 – British Airways Flight 9 suffers a temporary four-engine flameout and damage to the exterior of the plane, after flying through the otherwise undetected ash plume from Indonesia's Mount Galunggung.
June 25 – The Institute for Puerto Rican Policy is founded in New York City to research and advocate for Puerto Rican and Latino community issues. In 2006, it changes its name to the National Institute for Latino Policy.
June 30 – The Equal Rights Amendment falls short of the 38 states needed to pass; Phyllis Schlafly and other leaders of the Christian right take credit for its defeat.
Larry Walters, a.k.a. Lawn Chair Larry, flies 16,000 feet (4,900 m) above Long Beach, California, in a lawn chair with weather balloons attached.
Roy Jenkins is elected Leader of the Social Democratic Party.
July 3 – ASLEF train drivers in the United Kingdom go on strike over hours of work; they return to work on July 18.
July 4 – Four Iranian diplomats are kidnapped upon Israel's invasion of Lebanon.
July 6 – A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
Pan Am Flight 759 (Boeing 727) crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, killing all 146 on board and 8 on the ground.
Intruder Michael Fagan breaches Buckingham Palace security as far as into the bedroom of Elizabeth II.
July 11 – Italy beats West Germany 3–1 to win the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain.
July 12 – Checker Motors Corporation ceases production of automobiles.
July 15 – Geoffrey Prime, a GCHQ civil servant, is remanded in custody on charges under the Official Secrets Act 1911.
July 16 – In New York City, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon is sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $25,000 for tax fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
July 19 – William Whitelaw, Home Secretary, announces that Michael Trestrail (the Queen's bodyguard) has resigned from the Metropolitan Police Service over a relationship with a male prostitute.
July 20 – Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: the Provisional IRA detonates 2 bombs in central London, killing 8 soldiers, wounding 47 people, and leading to the deaths of 7 horses.
July 21 – HMS Hermes, the Royal Navy flagship during the Falklands War, returns home to Portsmouth to a hero's welcome.
The International Whaling Commission decides to end commercial whaling by 1985–1986.
A coroner's jury returns a verdict of suicide on Roberto Calvi, who was found hanging under Blackfriars Bridge.
Torrential rain and mudslides in Nagasaki, Japan destroy bridges and kill 299.
On a movie set, the Twilight Zone actor Vic Morrow and 2 child actors die in a helicopter stunt accident.
July 31 – In Beaune, France, 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a highway accident (France's worst).
August 1 – Attempted coup against government of Daniel Arap Moi in Kenya.
August 3 – Venezuela recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
August 4 – The United Nations Security Council votes to censure Israel because its troops are still in Lebanon.
August 7 – Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Spadolini resigns.
August 11 – Suriname recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
August 12 – Mexico announces it is unable to pay its large foreign debt, triggering a debt crisis that quickly spreads throughout Latin America.
August 13 – In Hong Kong, health warnings on cigarette packets are made statutory.
August 17 – The first compact discs (CDs) are produced in Germany.
August 20 – Lebanese Civil War: A multinational force lands in Beirut to oversee the PLO withdrawal from Lebanon. French troops arrive August 21, U.S. Marines August 25.
September 3 – Italian general Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa is killed in a Mafia ambush.
September 5 – Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch is kidnapped.
September 14 – Lebanese President-elect Bachir Gemayel is assassinated in Beirut.
September 18 – A Lebanese Christian militia (the Phalange) kill thousands of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in West Beirut, the massacre is a response to the assassination of president-elect, Bachir Gemayel four days earlier.
September 19 – The first emoticons are posted by Scott Fahlman.
The first International Day of Peace is proclaimed by the (United Nations).
The National Football League Players Association calls a strike, the first in-season work stoppage in the National Football League's 63-year history. The strike lasts for 57 days, reduces the regular season from 16 games to 9, and forces an expanded 16-team playoff tournament.
September 23 – Amine Gemayel, brother of Bachir, is elected president of Lebanon.
September 24 – The Wimpy Operation, first act of armed resistance against Israeli troops in Beirut.
September 25 – In Israel, 400,000 marchers demand the resignation of Prime Minister Menachem Begin.
September 26 – Thermals take Australian parachutist Rich Collins up to 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) during a jump; he almost blacks out due to lack of oxygen. He releases his main parachute to fall to lower altitude and lands by his reserve parachute.
September 29 – October 1 – The Chicago Tylenol murders occur when 7 people in the Chicago area die after ingesting capsules laced with potassium cyanide.
Helmut Kohl replaces Helmut Schmidt as Chancellor of Germany through a constructive vote of no confidence.
In Orlando, Florida, Walt Disney World opens the second largest theme park, EPCOT Center, to the public for the first time.
Sony launches the first consumer compact disc (CD) player (model CDP-101).
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist, dies from a stroke. Later, his recently re-recorded "Aria" from the Goldberg Variations, by J.S. Bach, is played at the end of his funeral service.
Poland bans Solidarity after having suspended it on 13 December 1981.
After six years in opposition, Social Democrat Olof Palme becomes once again Prime Minister of Sweden .
October 11 – The Mary Rose, flagship of Henry VIII of England that sank in 1545, is raised from the Solent.
October 12 – Thorbjörn Fälldin returns as Prime Minister of Sweden .
October 13 – The Ford Sierra is launched in Europe, replacing the Ford Cortina (which was known as the Ford Taunus on continental Europe).
October 19 – John DeLorean is arrested for selling cocaine to undercover FBI agents (he is later found not guilty due to entrapment).
Luzhniki disaster: During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death.
In Canada, Dominion Day is officially renamed Canada Day.
The Homosexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order 1982 comes into effect, decriminalising homosexuality in Northern Ireland for those aged 18 or older.
October 28 – The Socialist Party wins the election in Spain; Felipe González is elected Prime Minister.
November 2 – Channel 4, a British public-service television broadcaster, is launched, with Richard Whiteley's Countdown being the first program to be broadcast.
A gasoline or petrol tanker explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing at least 176 people.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surges 43.41 points, or 4.25%, to close at 1,065.49, its first all-time high in more than 9 years. It last hit a record on January 11, 1973, when the average closed at 1,051.70. The points gain is the biggest ever up to this point.
November 6 – Cameroon president Ahmadou Ahidjo resigns, replaced by Paul Biya.
November 7 – The Thames Barrier is first publicly demonstrated.
November 8 – Kenan Evren becomes the seventh president of Turkey as a result of constitution referendum. His former title was head of state.
November 11 – In Lebanon, the first Tyre headquarters bombing kills between 89 and 102 people.
November 12 – In the Soviet Union, former KGB head Yuri Andropov is selected to become the general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee, succeeding the late Leonid I. Brezhnev.
November 13 – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
November 14 – The leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, Lech Wałęsa, is released from 11 months of internment near the Soviet border.
The General Union of Ecuadorian Workers (UGTE) is founded.
University of California, Berkeley executes "The Play" in a college football game against Stanford. Completing a wacky 57-yard kickoff return that includes five laterals, Kevin Moen runs through Stanford band members who had prematurely come onto the field. His touchdown stands and California wins 25–20.
November 25 – The Minneapolis Thanksgiving Day fire destroys an entire city block of downtown Minneapolis, including the headquarters of Northwestern National Bank.
November 27 – Yasuhiro Nakasone becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
Representatives from 88 countries gather in Geneva to discuss world trade and ways to work toward aspects of free trade.
The Edmonton Eskimos win an unprecedented 5th consecutive Grey Cup; a feat yet unaccomplished by any professional football franchise to win the 70th Grey Cup defeating the Toronto Argonauts 32-16.
November 30 – Michael Jackson's Thriller, the best selling album of all time, is released.
December 1 – Miguel de la Madrid takes office as President of Mexico.
December 2 – At the University of Utah, 61-year-old retired dentist Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart (he lives for 112 days with the device).
December 3 – A final soil sample is taken from the site of Times Beach, Missouri. It is found to contain 300 times the safe level of dioxin.
December 4 – The People's Republic of China adopts its current constitution.
December 7 – The first U.S. execution by lethal injection is carried out in Texas.
December 8 – The December murders occur in Suriname.
December 11 – Pop group ABBA make their final public performance on the British TV programme The Late, Late Breakfast Show.
December 12 – Women's peace protest at RAF Greenham Common: 30,000 women hold hands and form a human chain around the 14.5 km (9 mi) perimeter fence.
December 13 – The 6.2 Mw North Yemen earthquake shakes southwestern Yemen with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), killing 2,800.
December 14 – Bolivia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
December 16 – The United Freedom Front bombs an office of South African Airways in Elmont, NY and an IBM office in Harrison, NY. Two police officers suffer hearing damage. The UFF claimed responsibility for the IBM building bombing in March 1984, stating that the company was targeted because of its business in South Africa under Apartheid.
December 22 – The Indian Ocean Commission (Commission de l'Océan Indien) (COI) is created by Port Louis Agreement.
December 23 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends the evacuation of Times Beach, Missouri, due to dangerous levels of dioxin contamination.
December 24 – The "Christmas Eve Blizzard of '82" hits Denver.
December 26 – Time magazine's Man of the Year is given for the first time to a non-human, the computer.
December 29 – Paul "Bear" Bryant coaches his final college football game, leading Alabama to a 21-15 victory over Illinois in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis. Bryant died of a massive heart attack four weeks later at age 69.
The population of the People's Republic of China alone exceeds 1 billion making China the first nation to have a population of more than 1 billion.
A global surplus of crude oil causes gasoline prices to collapse.
A brief but severe recession begins in the United States.
Seattle is officially dubbed the Emerald City after a contest is held to choose a new city slogan.
George Stigler is awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
The car brand Toyota Camry is introduced.
Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth, published in book format in the United States, warns of the dangers of the nuclear arms race.
Dorling Kindersley, formerly a book packager, begins publishing.
In a Gallup poll, 51% of Americans do not accept homosexuality as normal.
The first China Central Television New Year's Gala program starts. This program is watched by 1.1 billion Chinese every year.
Ciabatta bread is invented by a baker in Verona, Italy.
January 1 – David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player
January 2 – Kevin Dudley, American football player
January 3 – Chisu, Finnish singer-songwriter
Kang Hye-jung, South Korean actress
Richard Logan, English footballer
Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
Vadims Vasiļevskis, Latvian javelin thrower
Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
Eddie Redmayne, English actor
Francisco Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player
Camilo Villegas, Colombian golfer
January 9 – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, British princess
Misato Fukuen, Japanese voice actress
Ana Layevska, Ukrainian–born, Mexican singer and actress
January 11 – Ashley Taylor Dawson, English singer and actor
Shawn Desman, Canadian pop musician
Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
Ruth Wilson, English actress
Caleb Followill, American singer
Víctor Valdés, Spanish football player
January 15 – Benjamin Agosto, American skater
January 17 – Dwyane Wade, American professional basketball player
Quinn Allman, American guitarist
Joanna Newsom, American singer, harpist, pianist and songwriter
January 19 – Jodie Sweetin, American actress
January 20 – Erin Wasson, American model and actress
January 21 – Go Shiozaki, Japanese professional wrestler
Liane Bahler, German professional cyclist (d. 2007)
Jason Peters, American football player
Karol Bielecki, Polish handball player
Patrick Levis, American actor
January 24 – Daveed Diggs, American actor and rapper
Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer
Noemi, Italian singer
January 26 – Brahim Takioullah, Moroccan Guinness World Records-holder for largest feet
Mirtel Pohla, Estonian actress
Ainett Stephens, Venezuelan television personality/model
Adam Lambert, American singer
Heidi Mueller, American actress
January 31 – Elena Paparizou, Greek-Swedish singer
Iness Chepkesis Chenonge, Kenyan athlete
Gavin Henson, Welsh rugby union player
Filippo Magnini, Italian swimmer
Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
Li-Mei Chiang, Japanese actress
Brandy Talore, American porn actress
Vera Brezhneva, Ukrainian and Russian pop-singer and television presenter
Jessica Harp, American songwriter and former country artist
Mandisa Stevenson, American basketball player
Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
Kevin Everett, American football player
Yū Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
February 6 – Alice Eve, English actress
February 8 – Zersenay Tadese, Eritrean long distance track/road running athlete
February 9 – Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
Justin Gatlin, American athlete
Yoshimasa Hosoya, Japanese voice actor
Mon Redee Sut Txi, Malaysian athlete
Natalie Dormer, English actress
Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
February 13 – Lanisha Cole, American model
February 14 – Marián Gáborík, Czechoslovakian (now Slovakia) hockey player
February 16 – Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
Adriano Leite Ribeiro, Brazilian footballer
Daniel Merriweather, Australian singer
February 18 – Jessie Ward, American actress
February 19 – Camelia Potec, Romanian swimmer
Buğra Gülsoy, Turkish actor, architect, director, graphic designer and photographer
Jenna Haze, American pornographic actress
Kelly Johnson, American baseball player
Chris Baird, Northern Irish footballer
Maria Kanellis, American professional wrestler/model
February 26 – Nate Ruess, American singer-songwriter
Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (d. 2004)
Natalia Vodianova, Russian model, actress and philanthropist
Kevin Kurányi, German soccer player
Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish hockey goaltender
Mike Nugent, American football player
Ben Roethlisberger, American football player
March 3 – Jessica Biel, American actress
Landon Donovan, American soccer player
Yasemin Mori, Turkish musician
March 5 – Daniel Carter, New Zealand rugby player
March 6 – Stephen Jordan, English footballer
Nicoleta Onel, Romanian gymnast
Kat Von D, Mexican-American tattoo artist
March 9 – Paul Ballard, English television presenter
Kwame Brown, American basketball player
Thomas Middleditch, Canadian actor
March 11 – Thora Birch, American actress
March 13 – Jamie Cox, Australian cricketer
Bobby Boswell, American soccer player
Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenyan long-distance runner
Daniel Richardsson, Swedish Olympic cross-country skiier
March 18 – Adam Pally, American actor and comedian
March 19 – Triana Iglesias, Norwegian model/Playboy Cyber Girl
March 20 – Nick Wheeler, American musician
March 21 – Maria Elena Camerin, Italian tennis player
March 22 – Chris Wallace, American pop and rock musician and was lead singer of The White Tie Affair
March 23 – Tomasz Kuszczak, Polish football goalkeeper
March 24 – Kenichirou Ohashi, Japanese voice actor
Sean Faris, American actor
Danica Patrick, American race car driver
Jenny Slate, American actress and comedian
March 26 – Mikel Arteta, Spanish football player
March 29 – Hideaki Takizawa, Japanese actor and singer
Jason Dohring, American actor
Philippe Mexès, French footballer
Javier Garcia Portillo, Spanish footballer
Taran Killam, American actor and comedian
Andreas Thorkildsen, Norwegian javelin thrower
Róbert Vittek, Slovakian football player
April 2 – David Ferrer, Spanish tennis player
Jared Allen, American football player
Kasumi Nakane, Japanese gravure idol
Cobie Smulders, Canadian actress
Justin Cook, American voice actor
Hayley Atwell, English actress
Matt Pickens, American soccer player
Ilan Hall, Israeli-American chef
Bret Harrison, American actor and singer
Euclides Varela, Cape Verdean long-distance runner
Sonjay Dutt, Indian American professional wrestler
Kelli Young, English singer
Jay Baruchel, Canadian actor and film director
Olímpio Cipriano, Angolan basketball player
Chyler Leigh, American actress
Nadia Meikher, Ukrainian mezzo-soprano singer
April 12 – Easton Corbin, American country music singer
April 13 – Nellie McKay, American singer
April 14 – Larissa França, Brazilian beach volleyball player
April 15 – Seth Rogen, Canadian actor, comedian, film director, and screenwriter
Scott Hartnell, Canadian hockey player
Marie-Élaine Thibert, Canadian singer
Ola Vigen Hattestad, Norwegian Olympic cross-country skiier
Ignacio Serricchio, Argentine-born American actor
April 20 – Keiichiro Nagashima, Japanese speed skater
April 22 – Kaká, Brazilian footballer
Kelly Clarkson, American singer
Shayna Nackoney, Canadian synchronized swimmer
April 25 – Monty Panesar, English cricketer
Nadja Benaissa, German pop singer
Jon Lee, English singer and actor
April 27 – Katrina Johnson, American actress
Donna Feldman, American model and actress
Nikki Grahame, British reality TV star
Harry Shum, Jr., Costa Rican dancer and actor.
Lloyd Banks, American rapper
Kirsten Dunst, American actress
Drew Seeley, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter and dancer
Jamie Dornan, Irish actor
Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer player
May 3 – Rebecca Hall, British actress
Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
Vera Schmidt, Hungarian singer-songwriter
May 6 – Jason Witten, American football player
May 7 – Ákos Buzsáky, Hungarian footballer
May 8 – Adrian Gonzalez, Mexican-American baseball player
May 9 – Rachel Boston, American actress
Adebayo Akinfenwa, English footballer
Jeremy Gable, American playwright
May 11 – Cory Monteith, Canadian actor (d. 2013)
May 13 – Oguchi Onyewu, American soccer player
May 14 – Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
Alexandra Breckenridge, American actress, voice actress, and photographer
Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Japanese actor
Jessica Sutta, American dancer, showgirl, singer
Dylan Macallister, Australian soccer player
Tony Parker, French basketball player
May 19 – Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
Petr Čech, Czech footballer
Lee Ryol-li, Korean-Japanese boxer
Erin McNaught, 2006 Miss Australia
Apolo Ohno, American short track speed skater and actor
May 23 – Tristan Prettyman, American singer-songwriter
May 25 – Alexandr Ivanov, Russian javelin thrower
May 26 – Yoko Matsugane, Japanese model
May 27 – Michael de Grussa, Australian musician/comedian
Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
Steph McGovern, British journalist
June 1 – Justine Henin, Belgian tennis player
June 3 – Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian athlete
June 5 – Yoo In-na, South Korean actor
June 7 – Amy Nuttall, British actress and opera singer
Josh Pence, American actor
Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
Laleh, Swedish singer-songwriter
Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Eldar Rønning, Norwegian cross-country skier
Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
June 12 – Jason David, American football player
Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian long-distance runner
Davood Ghadami, English actor
Jamie Green, English race car driver
Nicole Irving, Australian swimmer
Luda Kroitor, Moldavian-born salsa dancer and instructor
Lang Lang, Chinese pianist
June 15 – James Lamont, English television writer
Missy Peregrym, Canadian actress
Jodi Sta. Maria, Filipina actress
Arthur Darvill, British actor
Ursula Ratasepp, Estonian actress
June 18 – Marco Borriello, Italian football player
Hugh Everett III, American physicist
Mika Kamita, Japanese singer
June 21 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, British prince
Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
June 23 – Joona Puhakka, Finnish diver
Natasa Dusev-Janics, Serbian-Hungarian sprint canoer
Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
Nadia Styles, American porn actress
June 27 – Takeru Shibaki, Japanese actor
Colin Jost, American actor, writer, and comedian
Matthew Mercer, American voice actor, screenwriter and director
June 30 – Lizzy Caplan, American actress
July 1 – Hilarie Burton, American actress and VJ
Steph Jones, American singer-songwriter
Kanika, Indian actress and singer
Hannah Harper, American porn actress and director
Michael Sorrentino, American model, actor, and author
Tuba Büyüküstün, Turkish actress
Monica Day, American model and journalist
Fabrício de Souza, Brazilian footballer
Alexander Dimitrenko, Ukrainian-German boxer
Julien Féret, French footballer
Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
Kate Gynther, Australian water polo player
Dave Haywood, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Paíto, Mozambican footballer
Javier Paredes, Spanish footballer
Szabolcs Perenyi, Romanian-Hungarian footballer
Beno Udrih, Slovenian basketball player
Brandon Jacobs, American football player
Bree Robertson, Australian gymnast and actress
Misty Upham, American actress (d. 2014)
Tay Zonday, American actor and singer
July 7 – Jan Laštůvka, Czech footballer
Sophia Bush, American actress
Pendleton Ward, American animator
Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
Slaine Kelly, Irish actress
Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese racecar driver
Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
Jeffrey Walker, Australian actor and director
July 12 – Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
Shin-Soo Choo, Korean baseball player
Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
Cristian Dănălache, Romanian footballer
Carl Espen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
July 16 – Steven Hooker, Australian pole vaulter
July 17 – Natasha Hamilton, Lead singer of British pop group Atomic Kitten
Ryan Cabrera, Colombian-American pop rock musician
Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress and beauty queen
Jared Padalecki, American actor
Katee Shean, American choreographer, actor, and singer
Jason Cram, Australian swimmer
Mao Kobayashi, Japanese actress and journalist
July 23 – Paul Wesley, American actor
Elisabeth Moss, American actress
Anna Paquin, Canadian-born New Zealand actress
July 25 – Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
July 28 – Michael Rose, English footballer
July 29 – Allison Mack, German-American actress
James Anderson, English cricketer
Martin Starr, American actor
Yvonne Strahovski, Australian actress
August 1 – Orelsan, French rapper
August 2 – Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer
August 5 – Lolo Jones, American track and field athlete
Romola Garai, English actress
Spice, Jamaican dancehall artist
Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer
Marco Melandri, Italian motorcycle racer
August 9 – Tyson Gay, American athlete
Devon Aoki, American supermodel and actress
Shaun Murphy, English snooker player
August 12 – Jon Olsson, Swedish freestyle skier
Shani Davis, American speed skater
Gary McSheffrey, English footballer
Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor
August 15 – Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Japanese actor
Todd Haberkorn, American voice actor
Joleon Lescott, English footballer
Ryan Driller, American porn actor
Jon Olsson, Swedish freestyle skier
Mark Salling, American actor
Willy Denzey, French singer
Stipe Miocic, American mixed martial artist
August 20 – Jamil Walker Smith, American actor
Akane Omae, Japanese voice actress
Omar Sachedina, Canadian journalist and news anchor
August 23 – Natalie Coughlin, American Olympic swimmer
Kim Källström, Swedish footballer
Jennifer Widerstrom, American personal trainer
August 26 – John Mulaney, American actor and comedian
August 27 – Josh Duhon, American actor
Karo Parisyan, Armenian MMA fighter
LeAnn Rimes, American country singer
Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player
Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian football goalkeeper
Leon Washington, American football player
August 30 – Andy Roddick, American tennis player
Ian Crocker, American Olympic swimmer
José Manuel Reina Páez, Spanish footballer
September 1 – Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
Mandy Cho, Hong Kong actress
Alan Tate, British professional footballer
Sarah Burke, Canadian freestyle skier (d. 2012)
Ayumi Fujimura, Japanese voice actress
September 5 – Cyndi Wang, Taiwanese singer and actress
September 7 – Ryōko Shiraishi, Japanese voice actress
September 9 – Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer, songwriter, pianist and actress
September 10 – Bret Iwan, American voice actor
September 11 – Shriya Saran, Indian actress
September 12 – Nana Ozaki, Japanese gravure idol
Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
J.G. Quintel, American animator
September 18 – Lukas Reimann, Swiss politician
September 19 – Nicole Voss, American model
September 20 – JJ Jia, Chinese actress
Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
Billie Piper, English actress and singer
September 23 – Shyla Stylez, Canadian porn actress
September 25 – Hyun Bin, Korean actor
September 26 – Betty Sun, Chinese actress
Ella Scott Lynch, Australian actress
Jon McLaughlin, American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist
Abhinav Shukla, Indian actor and model
Lil Wayne, African-American rapper
Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
Megumi Kagurazaka, Japanese actress
Ranbir Kapoor, Indian actor
Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
Anderson Varejão, American basketball player
St. Vincent, American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
Ariana Jollee, American porn actress and director
Amy Williams, British Olympic medallist
Lacey Chabert, American actress
Kieran Culkin, American actor
Li Xiaolu, Chinese actress
Michelle Marsh, British model
October 1 – Sandra Oxenryd, Swedish pop singer
October 2 – Tyson Chandler, American basketball player
Erik von Detten, American actor
Clemence Poesy, French actress
October 4 – Jered Weaver, American baseball player
October 5 – Zhang Yining, Chinese table tennis player
Levon Aronian, Armenian chess Grandmaster
MC Lars, American rapper
Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
Jermain Defoe, English footballer
Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
October 9 – Travis Rice, American snowboarder
Jason Oost, Dutch footballer
Dan Stevens, British actor
Salim Stoudamire, American basketball player
Valentina Zelyaeva, Russian model
Jo Yoon-hee, South Korean actress and model
Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
Imran Abbas Naqvi, Pakistani actor and model
Jessica Rey, American actress
Saif Saaeed Shaheen, Qatarian athlete
October 16 – Svetlana Loboda, Ukrainian singer and composer
October 17 – Nick Riewoldt, Australian rules footballer
October 18 – Shauntay Henderson, American criminal
October 19 – Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer
Matt Dallas, American actor
Lee Chong Wei, Malaysian badminton player
Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
Heath Miller, American football player
October 25 – Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
October 26 – Nicola Adams, English boxer
Jessy Matador, Congolese-French singer
Dennis Moran, American computer hacker
Michael Stahl-David, American Actor
Mai Kuraki, Japanese singer
Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
Matt Smith, English actor
Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
November 2 – Kyoko Fukada, Japanese actress, model and singer
November 3 – Pekka Rinne, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
November 4 – Devin Hester, American Football player
November 5 – Rob Swire, Australian musician
November 6 – Sowelu, Japanese singer
Ted DiBiase, American professional wrestler and actor
Ethan Juan, Taiwanese actor
Francesco Molinari, Italian golfer
November 9 – Jana Pittman, Australian athlete
Ruth Lorenzo, Spanish singer and composer
Heather Matarazzo, American actress
November 11 – Brittny Gastineau, American model and socialite
Anne Hathaway, American actress
Mikele Leigertwood, English footballer
November 13 – Kumi Koda, Japanese singer
Sailosi Tagicakibau, Samoan rugby player
Joy Williams, American singer-songwriter
November 15 – Joe Kowalewski, American football player
November 16 – Amar'e Stoudemire, American professional basketball player
Akeno Watanabe, Japanese voice actress
Damon Wayans, Jr., African-American actor and comedian
November 19 – Shin Dong-hyuk, North Korean defector and human rights activist
Ryan Carnes, American actor
Ioana Ciolacu, Romanian fashion designer
November 22 – Charlene Choi, Hong Kong singer and actress
November 23 – Asafa Powell, Jamaican sprinter
November 25 – Minna Kauppi, Finnish orienteer
November 26 – Karl Henry, Professional football player
November 27 – Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Russian soccer player
November 28 – Steve Mullings, Jamaican athlete
November 29 – Ashley Force, American race car driver
Elisha Cuthbert, Canadian actress
Jason Pominville, American hockey player
December 2 – Horacio Pancheri, Argentine actor
Jaycee Chan, Hong Kong actor and singer
Michael Essien, Ghanaian footballer
December 4 – Nick Vujicic, Australian-born director
December 5 – Keri Hilson, American R&B recording artist, songwriter, and actress
December 6 – Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist
Chrispa, Greek singer and actress
Jack Huston, British actor
Chrisette Michele, American R&B singer-songwriter
Nicki Minaj, Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer, and songwriter
Serena Ryder, Canadian musician
Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist
Nathalie De Vos, Belgian athlete
Ryan Grant, American football player
Bastian Swillims, German sprinter
Anthony Callea, Australian singer
Elisa Di Francisca, Italian fencer
Ayumi Kinoshita, Japanese model and actress
December 14 – Anthony Way, British singer and actor
Frankie Ballard, American country music singer-songwriter
Mei Finegold, Israeli singer
Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer, actress and television presenter
Stanislav Šesták, Slovakian footballer
December 17 – Onur Özsu, Turkish singer-songwriter
December 19 – Tero Pitkämäki, Finnish javelin thrower
David Wright, American baseball player
David Cook, American singer-songwriter
Mahira Khan, Pakistani Actress
Mandy Wong, Hong Kong actress
December 22 – Britta Heidemann, German fencer
Masaki Aiba, Japanese singer
Robert Carmine, American singer
Tetsuya Kakihara, Japanese voice actor
Shun Oguri, Japanese actor
Aksel Lund Svindal, Norwegian alpine skier
December 27 – Terji Skibenæs, Faroese guitarist
December 29 – Alison Brie, American actress
December 30 – Kristin Kreuk, Canadian actress
December 31 – Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player
January 1 – Victor Buono, American actor (b. 1938)
Hans Conried, American actor (b. 1917)
Harvey Lembeck, American actor (b. 1923)
January 8 – Reta Shaw, American actress (b. 1912)
January 10 – Paul Lynde, American actor (b. 1926)
January 11 – A. W. Haydon, American Invetor (b. 1906)
January 11 – Jiro Horikoshi, Japanese aircraft designer (b. 1903)
January 13 – Marcel Camus, French film director (b. 1912)
January 17 – Juan O'Gorman, Mexican architect (b. 1905)
January 19 – Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
January 22 – Eduardo Frei Montalva, Chilean politician and 29th President of Chile (b. 1911)
January 26 – Mikhail Suslov, Soviet politician and Politburo member (b. 1902)
Stanley Holloway, British actor (b. 1890)
Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
Sue Carol, American actress (b. 1906)
Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
February 5 – Neil Aggett, South African labor leader (suicide) (b. 1953)
Eleanor Powell, American dancer (b. 1912)
Takashi Shimura, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
February 12 – Victor Jory, Canadian actor (b. 1902)
Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist (b. 1917)
Lee Strasberg, American actor and acting coach (b. 1901)
February 18 – Dame Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand crime fiction writer (b. 1895)
February 21 – Gershom Scholem, German-born Israeli Jewish philosopher and historian (b. 1897)
February 24 – Virginia Bruce, American actress (b. 1910)
March 2 – Philip K. Dick, American author (b. 1928)
March 5 – John Belushi, American actor (b. 1949)
March 6 – Ayn Rand, Russian-born author (b. 1905)
March 8 – Rab Butler, British statesman (b. 1902)
March 19 – Randy Rhoads, American guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne (b. 1956)
March 25 – Goodman Ace, American humorist (b. 1899)
March 26 – Sam Kydd, Irish-born English actor (b. 1915)
March 27 – Harriet Adams, American novelist (b. 1892)
March 28 – William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
March 29 – Carl Orff, German composer (b. 1895)
April 3 – Warren Oates, American actor (b. 1928)
April 5 – Abe Fortas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1910)
April 9 – Robert Havemann, chemist and East German dissident (b. 1910)
April 12 – Lenny Baker, American actor (b. 1945)
April 15 – Arthur Lowe, British actor (b. 1915)
April 20 – Archibald MacLeish, American poet (b. 1892)
April 24 – Ville Ritola, Finnish athlete (b. 1896)
April 25 – Celia Johnson, British actress (b. 1908)
April 27 – Tom Tully, American actor (b. 1908)
April 29 – Elmer Ripley, American basketball coach (b. 1891)
April 30 – Lester Bangs, American music journalist (b. 1948)
May 1 – William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
Helmut Dantine, Austrian actor (b. 1917)
Hugh Marlowe, American actor (b. 1911)
May 8 – Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian race car driver (racing accident) (b. 1950)
May 10 – Peter Weiss, German writer and artist (b. 1916)
May 14 – Hugh Beaumont, American actor (b. 1909)
May 15 – Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (racing accident) (b. 1946)
May 22 – Cevdet Sunay, 5th President of Turkey (b. 1899)
May 28 – Lt Col H. Jones, VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
May 29 – Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
May 30 – Albert Norden, German politician (b. 1904)
June 2 – Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, President of Pakistan (b. 1904)
June 6 – Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
June 8 – Satchel Paige, American Negro Leagues baseball player and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1906)
June 9 – Mirza Nasir Ahmad, 3rd Caliph of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Islam (b. 1909)
June 10 – Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German film director, screenwriter and actor (b. 1945)
Karl von Frisch, Austrian zoologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
Sgt Ian McKay, VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
June 13 – Riccardo Paletti, Italian Formula 1 driver (b. 1958)
June 14 – Arthur Coles, Australian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1892)
June 17 – Roberto Calvi, Italian banker (b. 1920)
John Cheever, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1912)
Curd Jürgens, German actor (b. 1915)
June 25 – Edward Hamm, American Olympic athlete (b. 1906)
June 29 – Henry King, American film director (b. 1886)
July 1 – Jacobo Palm, Curaçao born composer (b. 1887)
July 2 – Siegfried Westphal, German general (b. 1902)
Terry Higgins, early British casualty of AIDS (b. 1945)
Antonio Guzmán Fernández, Dominican businessman; President of the Dominican Republic from 1978 to 1982 (b. 1911)
July 6 – Alma Reville, English screenwriter (b. 1899)
July 7 – Bon Maharaja, Indian guru and religious writer (b. 1901)
Gunnar Eriksson, Swedish Olympic cross-country skiier (b. 1921)
Isa Miranda, Italian actress (b. 1905)
Aino Seep, Estonian singer and actress (b. 1925)
Albert White, American Olympic diver (b. 1895)
July 11 – Susan Littler, British actress (b. 1948)
July 12 – Kenneth More, English actor (b. 1914)
July 13 – Barbara Allen Rainey, American aviator, first female pilot in the U.S. armed forces (b. 1948)
Charles Robberts Swart, 4th President of South Africa (b. 1894)
Patrick Dewaere, French actor (b. 1947)
July 19 – John Harvey, stage and film actor (b. 1911)
July 21 – Dave Garroway, American television host (b. 1913)
July 22 – Lloyd Waner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1906)
July 23 – Vic Morrow, American actor (b. 1929)
Keith Green, American gospel singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1953)
Vladimir Smirnov, Soviet fencer (b. 1954)
July 29 – Vladimir Zworykin, Russian-born inventor (b. 1889)
August 1 – T. Thirunavukarasu, Sri Lankan Tamil politician (b. 1933)
August 2 – Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (b. 1888)
August 6 – S. K. Pottekkatt, Indian writer (b. 1913)
August 11 – Tom Drake, American actor (b. 1918)
Henry Fonda, American actor (b. 1905)
Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer (b. 1959)
August 13 – Charles Walters, American film director (b. 1911)
August 14 – Patrick Magee, British actor (b. 1922)
August 15 – Hugo Theorell, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1903)
Beverly Bayne, American actress (b. 1894)
Vladek Spiegelman, father of cartoonist Art Spiegelman and main character/narrator of Maus (a graphic novel of his life during the Holocaust) (b. 1906)
August 20 – Ulla Jacobsson, Swedish actress (b. 1929)
August 21 – King Sobhuza II of Swaziland (b. 1899)
Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian film director (b. 1897)
Stanford Moore, American biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
August 29 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
Tom Baker, American actor (b. 1940)
Jay Novello, American actor (b. 1904)
September 5 – Douglas Bader, British fighter pilot and inspirational leader during the Battle of Britain (b. 1910)
September 7 – Ken Boyer, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) (b. 1931)
September 11 – Wifredo Lam, Cuban artist (b. 1902)
Bachir Gemayel, President-elect of Lebanon (b. 1947)
Grace Kelly, American actress; Princess of Monaco (b. 1929)
September 16 – Rolfe Sedan, American actor (b. 1896)
September 17 – Ettore DeGrazia, American artist (b. 1909)
September 21 – Hovhannes Bagramyan, Soviet Armenian military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1897)
September 23 – Jimmy Wakely, American Country-Western singer and actor (b. 1914)
September 28 – Mabel Albertson, American actress (b. 1901)
September 30 – Bill George, American football player (Chicago Bears); member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1929)
October 3 – Vivien Merchant, British actress (b. 1929)
Criswell, American psychic, entertainer (b. 1907)
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (b. 1932)
Leroy Grumman, American aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and industrialist. (b. 1895)
Philip Noel-Baker, Canadian-born peace activist; recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1889)
Fernando Lamas, Argentine-born actor (b. 1915)
Anna Freud, Austrian psychoanalyst (b. 1895)
Herbert Meinhard Mühlpfordt, German historian (b. 1893)
October 10 – Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
October 16 – Hans Selye, Canadian endocrinologist (b. 1907)
Bess Truman, First Lady of the United States (b. 1885)
Dwain Esper, American director (b. 1892)
Pierre Mendès France, French politician, 142nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907)
October 20 – James Edward McGrory, Scottish football player and manager (b. 1904)
October 22 – Savitri Devi, French-born writer and philosopher (b. 1905)
October 25 – Arvid Wallman, Swedish diver (b. 1901)
October 30 – Iryna Vilde, Ukrainian writer (b. 1907)
October 31 – Dick Merrill, American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
James Broderick, American actor (b. 1927)
King Vidor, American film director (b. 1894)
November 4 – Dominique Dunne, American actress (b. 1959)
November 5 – Jacques Tati, French filmmaker (b. 1907)
November 10 – Leonid Brezhnev, Leader of the Soviet Union (b. 1906)
November 11 – S. A. Ashokan, Tamil actor
Dorothy Round Little, English tennis champion (b. 1908)
Patrick Cowley, American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist (b. 1950)
November 13 – Chesney Allen, British entertainer and comedian (b. 1894)
Vinoba Bhave, Indian educator (b. 1895)
Dick Randall, Australian public servant (b. 1906)
Ruth Donnelly, American actress (b. 1896)
Duk Koo Kim, South Korean boxer (b. 1955)
Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer (b. 1905)
November 21 – Lee Patrick, American actress (b. 1901)
November 22 – Jean Batten, New Zealand aviator (b. 1909)
Benny Friedman, American football player (Brooklyn Dodgers) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1905)
Grady Nutt, American humorist (b. 1934)
November 24 – Barack Obama Sr., father of US President Barack Obama (b. 1936)
November 25 – Hugh Harman, American cartoon animator (b. 1903)
November 26 – Juhan Aavik, Estonian composer (b. 1884)
November 28 – Helen of Greece and Denmark, Queen Mother of Romania (b. 1896)
Hermann Balck, German general (b. 1893)
Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (b. 1908)
December 2 – Marty Feldman, British comedian and writer (b. 1934)
December 7 – Will Lee, American actor who played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street (b. 1908)
December 8 – Marty Robbins, American singer, songwriter, racing driver (b. 1925)
December 10 – Freeman Fisher Gosden, American actor (b. 1899)
December 16 – Colin Chapman, British designer, inventor, and builder in the automotive industry (b. 1928)
December 17 – Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
December 18 – Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German World War II dive bomber pilot (b. 1916)
December 20 – Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-born pianist and conductor (b. 1887)
December 21 – Charles Hapgood, American college professor (b. 1904)
December 23 – Jack Webb, American actor (b. 1920)
December 24 – Louis Aragon, French writer (b. 1897)
December 27 – John Swigert, American astronaut (b. 1931)
Physics – Kenneth G. Wilson
Chemistry – Aaron Klug
Medicine – Sune K. Bergström, Bengt I. Samuelsson, John R. Vane
Literature – Gabriel García Márquez
Peace – Alva Myrdal, Alfonso García Robles
Economics – George Stigler
Alain Connes, William Thurston, Shing-Tung Yau
1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (dominical letter C) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1982nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.